framework of a wooden building in which the elements consist of small members nailed together. In balloon framing, the studs (vertical members) extend the full height of the building (usually two stories) from foundation plate to rafter plate, as contrasted with platform framing, in which each floor is framed separately
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|an arrangement of five objects, as trees, in a square or rectangle, one at each corner and one in the middle.|
|a fool or simpleton; ninny.|
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